Saturday, September 17, 2011

Five Question Friday...

1. If you had a weekly newspaper column, what would you name it?

Hmmm, there's several possibilities for this one.

-Shitz Gettin Deep
-The Shoe Ho
-Lovely Lora Talks Back
-Mama Drama

I have always wanted to do an advice column, like Dear Abby or something... except I could see me being a bit more sarcastic with my advice :]. I can totally understand why no one would give me one.

 2. Who is your mentor/inspiration?
???? (*cue Jeopardy music) ????
These serious questions are hard!

3. What is your wake up beverage of choice?
Some days I go for coffee and some days I prefer the diet coke. When I am being good... I am cut off from both.

 4. Would you wear your mom's clothes?
hehehe! NO! First of all, my mom is about 5'2"(with shoes) and I am pushing 5'7". I think I would look a little funny. We'll just leave it at that ;)

 5. When you were a kid, did you put posters on your wall? If so, what were they of?
I had my walls PLASTERED! The posters overlapped so you couldn't see any part of the wall. I remember having wall to wall New Kids on the Block posters... especially Donnie(of course I liked the "bad boy"... if you can consider any of the NKOTB "bad boys").
Here are a few of the ones I actually remember having...

However, now that Donnie has receding hair... I prefer his brother.
Get you some Marky Mark!!

Lets see what extras we have from last week...

Alexis says...
OMG. If possible I love u even more!
Of course its possible! I AM pretty damn lovable ;0)
 When when when are you coming to Vegas?! Bring those shoes and those moves and we are soooo going out!!
I would love love LOVE to come to Vegas!!! We need a Dmama meet up. What happens in Vegas, right?

Reyna says...
I could so picture you and I out dancing together.
Meet us in Vegas girl... Lex will show us where all the good "Ho shoe" stores are and we can make part two of that shopping video :)

ah, are part of the "bad girls of the DOC" club. I think it is you, me and Lex...DUH.
Hmmm! I have always considered myself a good girl. Ya know, former PTA mom and all. (*snickering)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Saying Goodbye...

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do. ~Pope John XXIII

This week has been filled with many emotions. Excitment for the future, fear of the unknown and worry for my kids.

Today I spent my last day as a part time working mom and on Monday I will begin my new journey, full time. At the end of the day, I was called into the sales room where a huge Edible Arrangment and a card, signed by everyone, awaited me. So sweet!
It's funny how families form all around you.
Delicious Party®  Dipped Bananas
This was copied from the EA website, but I think this was the one.

Then I was given another gift. With it was a card that read(in part)...
"Don't question or doubt what lies ahead... it will all work out for your good!!! You have more in you than you realize! On a day where your feeling overwhelmed... theres chocolate, coffee and $ for a new pair of shoes... that should cure the blues!!!"

There were tears shed today as I was wished farewell. Many hugs, good lucks, love you's and miss you's were spoken. I felt loved. 

It was a bitter sweet day for sure. I will miss my IPD family, but I will embrace this new adventure... in a kick ass pair of shoes!!!

"This is no day for sensible shoes"

As soon as I pull my shit together, I will try to finish up this weeks 5QF.

Monday, September 12, 2011

12 of 12... September

On the 12th day of each month bloggers from all over the world take 12 photos of their day. Though I learned about 12 of 12 courtesy of Mike; the 12 of 12 project was Chad's idea, you can go to his website to see the links of all the people who participated this month.

The most important decision I made this morning... which ones?!?

Of course, I got my Brass Monkey on this morning.

This is why you shouldn't run outside. Because mean people, like me, take your pic and post it on their blog.

Look, you can see the building that I will work in for the rest of this week.

The stairs!!! And no, I did not take the elevator to 10 and just take the pic... I REALLY climb all those.

In my shoes!

Anthony and I decided to check out a store called GFS for the first time.

They have lots of stuff... including these!

You even get to carry your stuff out in a box!
~right on!

Anthony made Buffalo Chicken Wraps for dinner... YUM!

Don't you keep your pump cartridge in a shot glass?

This is one seriously spoiled dog!!

Happy twelfth!!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Five Question Friday... DOUBLE FEATURE!!!!!!!

Click on the photo to learn more about 5QF

With all the changes in the air... last week snuck by me. It didn't help that I spent Saturday and Sunday camped out on the couch in a NyQuil induced coma- courtesy of the head cold my husband brought home. THANKS PUMPKIN!!! Monday wasn't much better, but at least I didn't want to die.

Needless to say... I tried(really, I did) several times to function enough to finish my 5QF post. I didn't make it. HOWEVER, lucky you, that just means that this weeks 5QF becomes a double feature.

Say it with me now... "RIGHT ON!!!!"

Okay, never mind... lets get started.

1. Shoes in the house - yay or nay?
It's a free for all in my house people. I do not like walking around the house without shoes(flip flops) on. Nor do I have time to change them every time I walk outside or in the garage. So, I guess that would be "yay".

2. What do you call them- flip flops, slippers, thongs, etc?
Dude... they.are.flip.flops! Thongs are underwear that creep up your rear and slippers...

... for calling them slippers.

 3. What song are you almost embarrassed to admit you know all the lyrics to?
I can not believe I'm doing this...

4. What is the best quality to have in a friend?

I have to admit... choosing one quality in a friend is tough. I require my friends to posses several qualities or they are just considered acquaintances... not friends.  

5. Do you know what you want for Christmas?
I want a lot, but that doesn't mean I'm gettin it!

And now for THIS weeks 5QF...
1. What ringtone do you have on your cell phone?
I just have the regular ol' Verizon ring tone for most calls, but the one for my house is The Adams Family. lol

2. What is your favorite memory from this summer?

My favorite memory HAS to be shopping with Leighanna. This is the first year she has not had to wear uniforms and my girl and I hit the mallS on several occasions... just the two of us. SO FUN!!!   

3. Paper books or ebooks?
Paper. If I want to read something electronic... I will read blogs. I need to get caught up anyways ;0)

4. If you could have one home upgrade what would it be and why?
I would add one more room. Bonus room, bedroom or whatever room. When we bought this house, it was just Anthony and I. Two kids later... they have taken over and I need more room. Like for scrap booking.

5. When was your first serious boyfriend/girlfriend?Weren't we ALL in love in high school?

His name was Jimmy. We were friends for some time... best friends! We always hung out and "it just wasn't like that". One night, we were talking and he leaned over and kissed me. I was like "Jimm..." and that was that. We started dating when I was in 10th grade and he had already graduated... shhh, my mama didn't know. We were together for more than a year and a half. I was in love! We ended up breaking up because he was tired of my mom giving us a hard time. I hated her for that, of course.

Now for the extras...
Reyna said...
"Since I don't own a pair of Ho shoes (yes, surprising to the DOC, I know...seeing as how I am one of the "BAD GIRLS"), do you wear them while doing said Laundry and toilet scrubbing?"
Um, no! Those are both total flip flop occasions.

Now about this "Bad girls" situation?!?!?! I didn't know there was a "bad girls" club. Did you mention this because I am also part of this club... or am I still considered a good girl? Please feel free to post your opinion below.

Reyna also says... "NO, Blue Man Group does NOT count. We want a new answer. Or how about naming your favorite music group?"
Really, I listen to just about everything except "death metal". Gives me a head ache.
My ipod has everything from Steve B to Eminem(along with the above mentioned Beastie Boys) and my music choice for the day usually reflects my mood. Some days its a country cry fest and some days its booty music... just depends.

Sky0138 (<--- not her real name) asks... Are you a Halloween lovin girl? And if so, what would be your all-time favorite costume to wear? lol...i'm sensing something with stripper shoes will be involved?
I do like Halloween... for "some" reason, I always end up being a witch(???). Not sure what that's about.

To change it up a bit, maybe this year I will go with something like this...
What do you think?

Of course I'll need some of these to go with it...

Kelly asks... "do you go commando while wearing the "ho shoes"?"
Shits getting deep!!!
No really. I've tried that...
I heart my --->

Nicole says... Blue Man group "can be considered a musical group"
Thanks Nic... I knew there was a reason I loved you!!

Hallie asks... "So what exactly is the Mayo supposed to DO to your hair??"
It makes your hair shiny and soft... I need me a mayo treatment right about now.

Amy says... "Soooooo . . . . has your mind blinked on, yet? Musical groups; uhm Blue Man Group? C'mon. Any lady who has pink glittered stripper shoes MUST have a favorite better than that ;)"
You and Reyna need to take this up with Nicole... she said they DO count.

Okay, okay...
I also love Rascal Flats, Eminem and Willie Nelson. Apparently my ADHD kicks in when it comes to choosing music.

I think that's it for this week. What else would you like to know? I dare ya to ask.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


 "You can not change the circumstances,
the seasons or the wind"...
                         ~Kahlil Gibran

As I drove Justin to school this morning it hit me... I can not be that mom anymore. The mom I was watching, happily walking her child to class. The mom chit-chatting with the other moms as their kids run ahead swinging their lunchbox back and forth. The mom I have been for so long and the mom I wish I was still able to be... just a little longer.

Last night I accepted a full time position. This path has been a long time coming, the financial hit we took during the down turn in the economy a few years ago and the high cost medical expenses we face each month has lead me to where I am today. I know I am not alone in this struggle. Many D-Mamas I hold closest to my heart, face the same challenges I do. Choosing between filling a prescription and paying a bill is a hard hard pill to swallow for anyone.

*Just to clarify: I do already work... two jobs, both part time and both super flexible. Kids get sick, bg's are high... I stay home/leave.

Okay, back to post...

The quiet ride to work today felt longer than usual. I hate riding in the car alone; it gives me to much time to think. The car can be a lonely place(does that even make sense?). I cried the whole way. I cried out of fear of the unknown, out of guilt for leaving my kids and out of anger for not having the option of another choice.

Walking into work today didn't prove to be much easier. I had the daunting task of telling my favorite cousin that I was leaving. I don't know if it was reality sinking further and further into the orbs of my mind or if I really just didn't want to give her my notice, but the crying continued. I'm such a baby!

This afternoon we had to stop and talk with my Mother-in-law. We are going to need help. Emergency at school help, help during some morning getting Justin on the bus, some afternoons getting him off or help picking him up on time from wherever we decide to take him. With D in the mix, I just don't feel comfortable with him coming home on his own.  

Please don't mistake the above as being ungrateful for the opportunity that I have. I have been offered a great job with great pay and even the possibility of working from home after ten months. All of the searching for a full time job has led me to one that I think will be great in the long term. I truly believe that GOD has his hand in the path that I have been walking down and has presented me with this opportunity at the right time and at the right place. I know in my heart that it will be okay.

Only, okay doesn't make it easier. I have been home for a long time. I was blessed to have had that opportunity. Even when I started working two years ago... I was home when my kids got out of school.

This is going to be a big adjustment for all of us. Decisions on what to do about Justin need to be made - my kids have never been in a daycare. The nurse and teachers need to be talked to, communication will be transferred to Anthony for the time being. I am not sure how to hand over control. Maybe the adjustment I will be making will be the hardest of all.

Friday, September 2, 2011

From of the Mouth of Yours Truly...

Welcome to another round of "From the Mouth of Yours Truly". Here is a short little list of the things I may or may not have said lately...

-I don't think I know how to do 35mph?

-Who's driving this bucket?

-It's easy to appear like your being a smart ass when your dealing with a dumb ass.

-You call it Gray Hair... I call it "Stress Highlights"

-Why is it when something goes wrong you all automatically look at me???

-I can be the girl next door, or the bitch up the street... which one do you prefer?

-Suck it up Princess, this ain't your castle!

-Go right ahead and piss me off, but remember, what comes out of my mouth is your own fault.

-I can go from Halo to Horns in 2.6 seconds..maybe less.

-I'm kinda like that annoying itch you just can't scratch.

-The biggest mistake you can make is to under estimate my intelligence and tenacity.

-I'm not saying your dumb, but if we put your brain in a peanut shell, it would rattle like a BB in a boxcar!

-Sorry, don't believe I came equipped with a filter.

Think that's about it... whats come out of your mouth lately?

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